Fourth of July Celebrations In The Tri-Cities and Just Beyond

4th of July

Where To See Fireworks Displays In The Tri-Cities

Fireworks Celebrations Schedules

It’s Independence Day! I’m so grateful to be an American! Words can not even begin to express how blessed I feel to live in this great country. As a homeschool Mom, I have had to relearn my History and study cultures and nations all over the planet so I can teach them. It’s a hard world out there, guys. I am so grateful to live in a country where I have freedom, where my child is safe and protected, where I have rights and opportunities a lot of women don’t, where war is not being waged outside my front door, where I have food and shelter and help when I need it. Where I can worship without fear. Where I can defend my beliefs. Where I have a voice. Where I am loved. And I am so grateful to live in a country as beautiful as ours. These mountains we call home are truly breathtaking. I grew up in the state of Maine and I’m here to tell you, it’s a true beauty too. I’ve been to the Keys and they took my breath away. Truly, we are so blessed! Let’s celebrate how great it is to be an American. Let’s honor all of those who fell so that America could stand. So many men and women, just like you and me, made this great country happen. They risked their lives and their freedom so that we could have ours. Let’s remember them. And let’s lead by example. Let’s all do our part to keep America beautiful, to serve one another in love, and to honor and respect what God has so graciously given to us. Time to celebrate!

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Pepsi Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks in Johnson City

Get ready for the Annual Pepsi Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks presented by Food City at Freedom Hall, Johnson City.   There are always great food, entertainment, and door prizes.

Musical entertainment the afternoon and evening from Clare Dunn, Jimbo Whaley, Austin Moody and Ashley Tragler with Six Gun!  And, don’t forget the best fireworks show around!  One lucky person will be going home with a brand new Chevrolet Sonic LS!   A last-minute finalist for the car will be picked on Tuesday, July 4th so come by the WXBQ tent and register for your chance at the car!


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Star Spangled 4th of July Celebration In Bristol

Celebrate Bristol along with Border Bash invites you to enjoy a Star-Spangled 4th of July celebration! Event to be held rain or shine! There will a parade, a celebration of Veterans, free watermelon, and a bag of chips, The Great American Lions Club Rubber Duck Race, Border Bash Concert, and fireworks begin at 10 pm! Bring and blanket and enjoy the show!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 Schedule
4:00 PM: Parade Line-up on Morrison Blvd.
5:00 PM: Bristol’s Independence Day Parade — State Street
6:00 PM: Events in Cumberland Square Park including:

Special Recognition of all Veterans
Presented by Danny Hill

Family Fun Events in the Park
Inflatables, “Eating Contests”, and much more.
Food, Beverage, and Craft Vendors Available for Purchase

Free Watermelon
Sponsored by Kroger

Free Bag of Potato Chips
Sponsored by Shearers

6:30 PM: Great American Lions Club Rubber Duck Race
Cumberland Square Park/Beaver Creek Basin

Border Bash Concert
7:00 PM: Bill & The Belles
8:30 PM: Teen Spirit

Fireworks begin at 10 pm! Bring and blanket and enjoy the show!


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Downtown Kingsport 4th of July Celebration

  • Grab a bite starting at 5 PM from Food Vendors, Auntie Ruth’s Doughnuts, Beach Hut, Boozy Creek Smokers, Old Fashion Country Kitchen, Shabby Allie’s, Shrimp Po Boy, or TK’s Hot Dogs.
  • Live Music begins at 7:30 with Anthony Wayne Vibe, then local favorite, Virginia Ground hits the stage.
  • Fireworks Celebration at 9:45 PM!

Elizabethton Independence Day Celebration

July 4, at Covered Bridge Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with other activities expected to take place later in the evening at Joe O’Brien Field.

The current lineup for events at Covered Bridge Park include:

  • Miss Firecracker Pageant registration – 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.
  • DDPAA performance – 10:40 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Miss Firecracker Pageant – 11 a.m.
  • Patriotic bike and pup parade registration – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Patriotic opening ceremony – noon
  • Retroville – 12:20 p.m.
  • Bike Parade – 2 p.m.
  • Pup Parade – 2:15 p.m.
  • Parade award winners – 2:30 p.m.
  • Jerry Pierce Band – 2 p.m.

Following events at Covered Bridge Park, action will shift to Joe O’Brien Field as the Elizabethton Twins host the Kingsport Mets at 7 p.m. Gates for the game open at 6 p.m. and following the contest, Snap-on Tools will cap off the night with a fireworks show.

To learn more about the event, visit the Parks & Rec website or call (423) 547-6441.

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Fourth of July Parade In Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg celebrates the 4th of July in a big way and this year will be no exception with the first Independence Day Parade in the nation.

For 43 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the holiday with the first Independence Parade in the Nation stepping off at 12:01 a.m. on July 4. Stretching more than a mile, the parade route begins at traffic light #1A on East Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic light #3 and traveling the length of downtown to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road. Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early on Tuesday, July 3in order to secure the perfect viewing area along the parade route.

Gatlinburg’s Fourth of July celebrations will come to a close at 10:00 p.m. on July 4th when visitors will enjoy the spectacular 20-minute fireworks display in the heart of downtown, with the best viewing areas around traffic lights #3 and #5.

Gatlinburg is offering family fun all day long. There will be a FREEDOM TRAIN, THE RIVER RAFT REGATTA, THE 28TH ANNUAL PATRIOT FESTIVAL, and the grand finale – FIREWORKS!

I bet I can stump you! Do you know which two presidents died on the same day, 50 years to the day from the signing of The Declaration Of Independence? Which President kept his pet alligator in the East Room? Which President had fifteen kids? Which President had a parrot named “Washington Post” who could whistle to the tune of Yankee Doodle? Check out this post to find out!

Presidents Day Facts and Quotes

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